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Wordfast Pro glossary from Word table or Excel sheet

Existing terminology in a Word table or in an Excel sheet can be easily imported into a Wordfast Pro glossary, as long as the table/sheet has two columns (source terms, target terms) or three columns (source terms, target terms, comments).

A Word table first needs to be converted to text (function found under the Layout […]

How to license Wordfast Classic 6

Up to version 5, licensing of Wordfast Classic was handled through install and license numbers. Starting with version 6.03t, Wordfast Classic no longer uses install and license numbers. Registered users must log in to their account at wordfast.net and download their pre-registered copy of Wordfast Classic from there. The file to download has the form […]

Convert SDLTM and SDLTB without Studio or MultiTerm

This video shows how to convert files in the SDLTM (translation memories used by SDL Trados Studio) and SDLTB (term bases created by SDL MultiTerm) formats to TMX (for translation memories) and CSV (for termbases), without having to use SDL Trados Studio or SDL MultiTerm. The converter (WfConverter) is written by Jean-Philippe Odent and it […]

Total cost of ownership of mainstream CAT tools for freelancers over 6 years

Translation tools sold to freelancers are often discounted, for instance via Translator group buying (TGB) deals at ProZ.com. However, the initial price of a tool may only represent a small part of the total price translators will have to pay over the years, when taking into account items such as support and maintenance (upgrades).

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Internal fuzzy matches explained

Most translation tools can produce analysis reports that include 100% matches, fuzzy matches and internal repetitions. Some tools can also report “internal fuzzies” or “fuzzy repetitions”, which are segments with no matches in the TM, but that are quite similar to each others within the document (or set of documents) to be translated.

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Prepare Word document with Trados Workbench and Wordfast Classic for delivery as uncleaned

Many translation agencies still use Trados 2007 and request Word documents to be delivered in the so-called uncleaned format. You can translate such a Word document with SDL Trados Studio 2011 and deliver it as “uncleaned”, provided you pre-segment the document in either Trados Workbench or Wordfast Classic.

This video shows how to prepare a […]

Hide/display spaces in mainstream CAT tools

This video shows how to display and hide spaces in four mainstream CAT tools: SDL Trados Studio 2011, Wordfast Pro, memoQ translator pro and Déjà Vu X2. This feature is built-in in all tools except Déjà Vu, and it works very much like in Microsoft Word. Déjà Vu needs to use specially modified fonts in […]

Export to bilingual Word table from mainstream CAT tools

This video shows how to export translated documents to a bilingual Word table in four mainstream CAT tools: Déjà Vu X2 (“External View”), memoQ translator pro (“Two-column RTF”), SDL Trados Studio 2011 SP2 (“External Review”) and Wordfast Pro 3.1 (“Bilingual Review”). Changes made to these bilingual Word tables (whether by the translator or a separate […]

Join segments past paragraph marks in mainstream CAT tools

This video shows how to join segments past paragraph marks in four mainstream CAT tools: Déjà Vu X2, memoQ translator pro, SDL Trados Studio 2011 SP2 and Wordfast Pro 3.1. Also see the related video on editing source in mainstream CAT tools.

Dictate your translation on a Mac with Mountain Lion

The latest version of OS X, Mountain Lion, includes support for speech recognition in a few languages (English, German, French and Japanese). This video shows how to set up the dictation feature for French in Mountain Lion, how to test it in TextEdit and how to use it to translate a short document in Wordfast […]